Shannon provides a comprehensive cancer program to patients and their families. We offer a complete range of services, enabling you and your family to make the best possible choices in a difficult time. Our goal is to provide assistance and encouragement through the vast resources accessible within our system. We take pride in the quality of patient care delivered and the services we are able to offer. The values we continually strive to uphold are those of accountability, service, pride, integrity, respect and excellence.
The American College of Surgeons accredits Shannon's cancer program with the highest approval rating available. This ensures both quality of care and excellence in service. Our affiliated physicians include board-certified medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons.
Medical oncologists are available upon referral by the patient's physician following the diagnosis of cancer. Treatment options, such as chemotherapy and hormonal therapy, are explained and discussed during consultation. Treatment is primarily performed on an outpatient basis and administered by certified oncology nurses. Referrals to research facilities offering clinical trials are also available upon request.
Our radiation therapy services are equipped with state-of-the-art radiation treatment. Learn more about them here.
Surgery is one of the main treatments of cancer, and the surgeon has a role in almost every facet of cancer treatment. The surgeons of Shannon Clinic possess expertise in the management of malignancies.
The following services are available based on the needs and desires of each patient:
- In-house: pastoral care, social services, nutritional care, pain clinic, patient education, pharmacy, cardiopulmonary, radiology, GI lab, laboratory and pathology.
- By referral: American Cancer Society, support groups, bone marrow transplant information, rehabilitation, home health and hospice.
Opportunities to Help
We are often asked how individuals can help our patients at the Shannon Oncology Center. The Oncology Angel Fund give assistance to Shannon oncology patients who meet criteria for indigency by providing financial help for items such as medications for side effects not covered by insurance, accommodations for patients requiring an overnight stay in San Angelo and other similar expenditures related to cancer treatment. To learn more or donate, visit this page https://www.shannonhealth.com/giving/ways-to-give/.
We also accept donations of items to help aid and provide comfort to our patients in their treatment. Our current needs include:
- Port Pillows
- Aloe Moisture Gloves
- Nausea/Preggie Pops or Peppermints
- Jeans Cream/100% Aloe Vera
- Liquid IV/Pedialyte Packets
If you would like to donate an item, please contact our Center at 325.481.2025.